This guide defines baselines and targets and why they are both important. Using targets for performance management in a learning organization is detailed before differentiating the types of targets and how to express targets.
The guide examines four common scenarios which provide the context for establishing the baseline data:
- Baseline is established
- Baselines must be collected
- Baselines are established on a rolling basis
- Baseline is zero
Tirnauer, J (2010) Baselines and Targets, Performance Monitoring & Evaluation TIPS Washington DC, USAID Center for Development Information and Development Evaluation. Retrieved from http://dmeforpeace.org/sites/default/files/USAID%20Tips_Baseline%20&%20Targets.pdf